The UK has a proud tradition of its people offering humanitarian assistance to those in need, and in particular certain individuals who have devoted their energies to helping and protecting others.
StampNews.com is glad to present to our readers' attention six new stamps by Royal Mail that commemorate the lives and achievements of six notable British individuals and their humanitarian contributions in the UK and abroad.
The issue comprises the following items:
First Class stamp ‒ Nicholas Winton (1909–2015): Saved the lives of 669 Kindertransport children on the eve of the Second World War.
First Class stamp ‒ Sue Ryder (1924–2000): Founded homes in the UK and Europe for people in need.
First Class stamp ‒ John Boyd Orr (1880–1971): Advocated improved nutrition and global food provision and made a significant contribution to food security.
£1.33 stamp ‒ Eglantyne Jebb (1876–1928): Founded the organisation that became the Save the Children Fund.
£1.33 stamp ‒ Joseph Rowntree (1836–1925): Businessman who championed social reform and workers' welfare.
£1.33 stamp ‒ Josephine Butler (1828–1906): Campaigned for women's rights and social reform.